So, GitHub thinks about cashing out


#1

According to rumors, M$ wants to grab GitHub for around $2B.
More than $100 millions a year in profits that GitHub was supposedly making was not enough for them.
Owning majority of the PC users was not enough for MS. I guess, they want to own all the good software developers and Open Source code, including TrueOS repos :astonished:

Now, I know why my $100 dollars feels like 1 penny in the global business marketplace.

Edit:
GitHub was last valued at $2 billion back in 2015, and Microsoft is paying $7.5 billion in stock for the company in a deal that should close later this year.

And, how much of the $7.5B will GitHub share with devs that populated GitHub with Open Source projects and code?

I don’t understand one thing; how is business, that makes $100+ million a year, worth $7.5B?


#2

I was surprised when they wanted to buy SAP… Microsoft didn’t have anything to do with analytic software. Then they bought SAP which had Crystal Reports, and magically they have Analytic software called “Microsoft BI”

But just like we all ran away from Crystal, and refused to run Microsoft BI… That might happen with GitHub, and we might see something better popup in it’s stead.


#3

Gitlab is not github, but it’s the open sourced git server with additions.


#4

Just let it play out, and see what happens


#5

7.5Billion dollars?! Sounds like they are selling. I wonder how good BitBucket would be?


#6

Microsoft already bought it… Here is their official announcement.


#7

What is this?
https://bithublab.org/


#8

This is how the business of Internet of Things - Open Source, Free Software and Free Services, work:

Hey, we have a great idea, join in to participate. Our great platform and services are Free to join and use, so later we can own, use and abuse all that you contribute – email, web content, software code, images, videos …. etc.

Hey, donate your free time, brain power, share all that you want, even lame content, so we can fill in our empty platform

Hey, we just hit our fist million active users

Hey, we got our platform full of participants and their shit, all we want is a small subscriber fee from you, to be part of our growing and exciting services.

Now, that we have all that we hoped for, we go IPO, so we can sell our platform full of users and their shit for billions of dollars.


#9

We’ve all seen what MS did with/to nokia, linkedin, minecraft and skype; so there’s no need to speculate how this would end.

So to get some actual information regarding the impact on TrueOS from this thread:

Are there currently any plans to transition the TrueOS repositories to e.g. gitlab or bitbucket?

Mirroring github repositories on gitlab is pretty easy and even two-way synchronization is possible, so the transition doesn’t have to be abrupt.


#10

the devs are headed to BSDCan at the moment.

On telegram, the consensus was wit it out, and see what changed, if any, are immediately forthcoming.


#11

It seems that there should be a massive class-action lawsuit going on about this latest crime against humanity perpetrated by Microsoft. Remember when the OPEN STANDARD of HTML made the web possible?, but was quickly undermined by Microsoft and adobe (flash) making it so every website now has to have multiple versions, one for the OPEN STANDARDS and others for MSexplorer and all the other proprietized versions of HTML. All the millions of hours of time and human energy (and computer resources) WASTED so that Microsoft/Apple/Adobe could become the richest company(s) in the World, a feat that certainly wasn’t accomplished by fairly pricing their products. Developers can’t simply write STANDARD C/C++, but have to re-write everything to port it to ONE ODDBALL OS called MSWindows and have to specially “brew” it for Apples. I am truly sickened by this latest development, which aims to turn github into another ad-driven, spyware laden platform for people to waste their time on.


#12

Same’ol shit!. The name of the game may change, but the game is always the same

The men with gold make the rules. New suckers are born every day, Sheeps must follow their herders or the dogs will round them up and put 'em in place.

Welcome to global village of strong arm politics, greed, monopolies, fuckers and fuckees :slight_smile:

PS.
Sorry for the language, but I can’t find any nice words do describe what’s is going in the global village and in the land of dumb and free


#13

ichibiri4d wrote:

This is how the business of Internet of Things - Open Source, Free Software and Free Services, work:

Hey, we have a great idea, join in to participate. Our great platform and services are Free to join and use, so later we can own, use and abuse all that you contribute – email, web content, software code, images, videos …. etc.

Exactly. I use Cakewalk music software to compose and mix my music. After Gibson Guitars ran it into the ground, and charged folks for “lifetime updates” that lasted about a year, and then the rug got pulled (I never was snookered into that one); a company called Bandlab bought the code, and they are continuing Cakewalk for free. Anyone can download and use it and it works great. I’m still trying to figure out the catch. No way will upload my music to their site. not that anyone there knows what “classical music” is. They think it’s “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” - in other words, they confuse “classical” with “classics.” Of course, the company is in Singapore, so maybe that explains it. Fortunately, I still have an older version of Cakewalk I can use if this free ride turns out not to be so free. And it authorizes offline, you just put in the code. You can have the internet of things. It is a sign that end is near, in my opinion.